Soft Skill/Competency: Integrity

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Refer older ten posts to read the detailed explanations on competencies “Result Orientation”, “Problem Solving”, “Self Confidence”, “Self Development”, “Action Orientation”, “Creativity”, “Interpersonal Skills”, “Communication Skills”, “Composure or Coolness” and “Decision Making”.

Explanation of the Competency “Integrity”

  • Holds to a laudable value structure all the time and in all the situations.
  • Is led by principles and values in all the walks of life- a real principle centered person.
  • Even under pressure from anyone, does not yield to unscrupulous behavior.
  • Practices integrity while dealing with everyone and therefore is regarded as trustworthy person.
  • Demonstrates fairness consistently. Does not play favorites.
  • Is never motivated by ulterior motives.
  • Is always truthful, does not lie.
  • Does not turn and twist the information to gain something or to score a point in an underhand manner.
  • Uses confidential information confidentially. Does not divulge the confidential information even under any body’s pressure.
  • Behaves ethically personally and professionally.
  • Does not indulge in any kind of corruption or corrupt practices.
  • Lives personally and professionally following the legitimately formulated laws of the land- does not flout or circumvent them.
  • Motivates others to practice integrity by being an example to others.

Pitfalls to be Avoided

  • Does not understand the difference between the core values and the day to day practical paradigms and may confuse paradigms for values. May, inappropriately, turn many issues into unwarranted ethical battles.
  • And therefore may become unnecessarily difficult, stubborn and inflexible in personal and professional dealings with the people involved. May even get into a fight or a conflict in situations where there should be none.
  • May pose as a self-righteous person.
  • May become judgmental.
  • May present his truthfulness and honesty impolitely and inappropriately to such an extent that the others may start avoiding him.

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About Shyam Bhatawdekar

35 years’ industrial/business experience as a top executive & 35 years’ parallel academic/consultancy experience in general management, behavioral sciences & technology. Areas: general management, production, human resources, industrial engineering, systems, MIS, computers, corporate planning, audit, sales/marketing. Penchant for information technology & behavioral sciences; integrated with conventional technology makes him unique thought leader. Conversant with academic theories & realities of business, fuses the two into practical approaches. Was associated with Tata Motors, Hindustan Motors, Hindustan Aeronautics & ThyssenKrupp; held top positions as highflier executive. Presently Chairman & Managing Director, Prodcons Group associating with 250 organizations; providing management & I T consultations & conducting seminars/workshops. Been a faculty for IIM’s, TMTC, Railway & HAL Staff Colleges, Symbiosis. Speaker with 35000 hours’ experience benefitting more than 100,000 people. Published 35 articles in Economic Times, Indian Management & Computers Today. Authored 27 books. Invited as key speaker in seminars by AIMA, HRD Network, NIPM, QCFI, CSI, NPC. Widely traveled. Education: Engineering & Management.
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